moto-i

4.9
1026 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
moto-i is Minneapolis' only craft sake brewery and ramen house, located in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood. We feature namazake on draft and serve Asian inspired small plates.

The menu features Tokyo straight style ramen noodles, rice bowls, rotating specials, and Asian inspired street food that's paired perfectly with house-brewed sake.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1026 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Todd
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great sake and suggestions.

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DisappointedMLPS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The service staff were very nice but the service was very slow. It took 30 minutes to get our food. Disappointing.

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EthanS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, and the service was fantastic as always. They’re hqndling the Covid business operations perfectly.

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TiffnieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have always enjoyed Moto-I for any occasion. I found the staff lovlely

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MaureenM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! Excellent Service! We appreciated the very thoughtful and thorough COVID practices.

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HeatherR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has been abridged since the pandemic, but the menu is still diverse and offers vegetarian options, which were much appreciated.

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GarrettD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen in town by far!! Classic ramen, moto mule, rangoons are the best!

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved our Valentines Day dinner at Moto-I! Our server was really knowledgeable on the menu and the Sake. The food was great :)

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LilN
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for the first time on valentines day and absolutely loved everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and sake were phenomenal!

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AlexaB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great system in place regarding covid precautions, and the service was incredible! Lots of beautiful plants adding to the ambiance.

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JaybeeThough
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional mushroom Ramen. Best I've ever tried. Love this place!

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CaptainB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to get back to the restaurant again. Always amazing food, paired with amazing service. And the popcorn... a must have.

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AVAVAV
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve had in a long time! Plus incredible service, great COVID protocols, and affordable for the quality of food and location.

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DAnac
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Music could be different, doesn’t match the ambiance but otherwise, it’s great service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good experience

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DAVIDA
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, atmosphere. A bit pricey, but understandable during Covid.

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Mandi
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here is always phenomenal, my partner and I love coming whenever we are in the cities. The original ramen and okonomoyaki are our favorites!!!

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MissyC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always so impressed with this place. So thank you for making us feel safe during this pandemic. They have a new system where the server doesn’t come to your table as much, (you can buzz for them when needed.) I think it’s wonderful. That way they limit their interactions with people.
Also the server was so sweet, they didn’t like the look of our Rangoon’s that we ordered, (which myself and my partner though they looked good to us.) so the server put in another order for us on the house! Everything was wonderful, and we will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I found the lady who seated up to be kind of off putting. But other than that, the service was excellent! I loved our waitress. Defiantly could get more for your value though! But the food was very authentic and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moto-I has quickly become on of my favorite spots in uptown! Service is always amazing and the food never disappoints. So glad they are open again and they keep everything very clean and follow guidelines to keep their staff and customers safe!

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Thompsolonian
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and a nice quite atmosphere. Our waiter came around often enough that we got what we needed, but not so often we felt annoyed. This is one of many times I've come to MOTO-I, and will keep coming back because their food is amazing (try the fries) and their service is equally as impressive.

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service was great. Only complaint was kind of dark in the restaurant.

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Jana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants in MN. Great food great service.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extremely delicious and, I'm assuming because of the covid regulations, it was a quiet, relaxing dinner. Steamed buns are unreal good.

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JulietteM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in the cities. All of the servers are so friendly and knowledgeable. Drinks are AWESOME, food exceeds all expectations. So many vegan friendly options and they’re so conscious of allergies. Moto-i is our favorite place and I highly recommend it for a date night, friendly outing, or even drinks and apps.

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UptownFoodie
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice service, excellent food, with many great options for vegetarians. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time. Will return.

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ZachJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious and authentic ramen. Definitely suggest the sake!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. One of my favorite spots in Minneapolis.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites, always amazing food!

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IanMSP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Japanese place in the Twin Cities. Such amazing flavors and execution. I have Japanese friends visiting who have been very impressed. Ambience and service are very nice but also friendly and down to earth.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for a party of 4, 3 of whom are in wheelchairs. My husband and I went early to give them a heads up to make sure we could find an accessible table. The manager and staff went above and beyond, moving a lower table into a more accessible space for us and ensuring all three chairs would fit with room to move. I would give them 10 stars if I could. The manager was more then accommodating to our mobility needs and the staff was attentive and on point the whole meal. The food is also phenomenal and reminded me of my grandmothers traditional cooking!

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CJMizzo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went there for restaurant week and got the wagyu bulgogi ramen. Can't tell if it wagyu since it's soaked in the broth. However, it was flavorful and the side of panko fried poached eggs were excellent addition. The JFC wasn't unique enough for me to order it again. In house distilled sake was excellent. Overall lunch exceeded $100.

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Badkir95
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen in the Twin-Cities, hands down. I would also recommend the steamed buns.

JC
JoannaC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Moto-I. It's an iconic location in Uptown Minneapolis. Great food, great drinks, great people. Check it out!

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LauraL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always good. Music is one of my favorite pieces of the ambiance. Sake, A Bun, and Mushroom Ramen is always my go to.

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StephanieR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Delicious drinks and the food is always amazing.

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Shawna
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Grateful to have such a gem in our community.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks, and service!

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KashanM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and all the food was amazing. I wish I could've tried every dish. Definitely will come back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from moto-i using the Order Online button. moto-i also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 821-6262.

moto-i is rated 4.9 stars by 1026 OpenTable diners.

moto-i does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/moto-i/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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